Wow! It’s actually Friday

Friday, 26 June 2020

I’m having a hard time writing this as I’m so tired, I’m falling asleep as I type…darn auto correct, I have to keep retyping!

A beautiful sunny, warm perfect summer day!

Photo of the day, 26 Jun 2020 ©WQuinn

The flowers are gorgeous, my garden is growing nicely. Love that summer is in full swing.

Funny enough, I started some sunflowers and herbs in pots, left them on a shelf on the veranda and this morning I discovered that some animal or rodent, dug the seeds out and ate them! Seriously! Who knew? Certainly not me. Now I have to start over. Darn squirrels/racoons!

This photo is from yesterday but I just had to share. It’s a grackle stretching out to eat!

Grackle, stretched out, at the bird feeder
©WQuinn 2020

It’s Tuesday but feels like Friday!

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Tomorrow is St Jean Baptiste day, a holiday in Quebec. The department I work for is located in Quebec so tomorrow is a holiday for me. Yay me!

My youngest niece is visiting for a couple of nights. It will be lots of fun…summer in the country… bonfires, fireflies, bull 🐸 croaking at night, shooting stars, sharing stories, swimming in the river…

A young grackle waits his turn for the feeders
©WQuinn 2020
Interesting clouds over Ottawa this afternoon
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First time on the ferry since Covid began in March.
Photo of the day, 23 Jun 2020 ©WQuinn
Tonight’s sunset ©WQuinn 2020


Thursday, 18 June 2020

It’s 10 pm…the sunset is lingering…it’s 24°C… fireflies are zipping around… bullfrogs are croaking…ahhhh, summer!

The morning light, as it shines on the flowers is stunning…

Is this the grackle equivalent to hanging around the water cooler?

Three grackles perched on edge of bird bath.
©WQuinn 2020
Grackles hanging out in the garden
Photo of the day, 18 Jun 2020 ©WQuinn


Tuesday, 16 June 2020

My first time shopping in a store in months! I wore a mask, followed the arrows, went at opening so there were less people…all in all it was pretty good.

I went to Walmart and Canadian Tire, then popped over to Maxi&Cie as it was the only garden centre left open that had annuals. They were in rough shape but at a discount, I knew I could breathe life into them.

Mom has been decluttering the veranda and setting up sitting areas for us. I just love what she’s done so far!

Outdoor living area
Photo of the day, 16 Jun 2020 ©WQuinn

The north end of the veranda is a great spot for catching a breeze and to watch the summer sunsets that go on forever. This spot will also be my outdoor working space…just imagine a monitor and laptop on that little table. It worked well this morning and was the coolest spot on the veranda!

Last evening, a flock of black birds flew into our backyard. I found it unusual as we don’t usually have so many visiting this time of the year. They were quite noisy today and while mom and I had our dinner on the veranda, I watched them closely, noticing an adult grackle feeding a young grackle, both on the lawn.

Young and adult grackles © WQuinn 2020

This is a strange year…not just for Covid-19 but I’ve been noticing the birds and how different they are than normal. We usually see one, maybe two robins. This summer we have many. I’ve witnessed an adult Robin feed a worm to a juvenile Robin, on the lawn. Something I’ve never seen before. In all my years, I haven’t seen young robins before.

Seagulls are dancing around the river, I’m presuming eating bugs. It’s the strangest but most beautiful sight. Then the blackbirds…mostly grackles…it’s strange. Noticeably different. Not bad, just different.

Tonight’s sunset was stunning…as usual!

Tonight’s sunset ©WQuinn 2020
Fancy shot of the sunset ©WQuinn 2020